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The orchestra rehearses at the St Albans United Reformed Church (Homewood site), Sandpit Lane St Albans AL1 4BH  on Wednesdays from 7.30pm – 10.00pm, tuning at 7.25pm. Venue opens at 7.10pm.

You are reminded that if you miss two rehearsals for a concert, you must discuss with your section principal whether it’s still possible for you to take part in it. Depending on the circumstances, you may be asked not to continue playing for that particular concert.

Winds and brass please arrange a deputy if absent.

Mon 1st January 2024, 7:00pm: New Year Concert

Conductor: Bill Carslake


Johann Strauss II, Die Fledermaus – Overture
2*,2,2,2; 4,2,3,0; timp+2; str

Josef Strauss, Moulinet Polka
1+1,2,2,2; 4,2,1,1; timp+1(or2?); hp; str

Johann Strauss II, Im Krapfenwald’l
1+1,2,2,2; 4,2,3,1; timp+1(or 2?); str

Josef Strauss, arr. Rot, Plappermäulchen, Polka schnell
1+1,2,2,2; 4,3,3,1; timp+1(or2?); str

Johann Strauss I, Loreley-Rheinklänge
2*,1,2,1; 2,2,1,0; timp+1(or 2?); str

Brahms, arr. Schmeling, Hungarian Dances, No. 5 in Gm
2+1,2,2,2; 4,2,3,0; timp+3; str

Brahms, arr. Schmeling, Hungarian Dances, No. 6 in D
2+1,2,2,2; 4,2,3,0; timp+3; str

Brahms, arr. Schmeling, Hungarian Dances, No. 7 in F
2+1,2,2,2; 4,2,3,0; timp+3; str

Delibes, Waltz from Act 1 of Coppelia
2*,2,2,2; 2,2,3,1; timp; hp; str

Delibes, Mazurka from Coppelia
2*,2,2,2; 4,2+2,3,1; timp+3; hp; str

Rota, ‘Love Theme’ from The Godfather
2,2,2,2; 3,0,2,1; hp; accordion; guitar; 2 mandolins?; str

Rota, The Waltz from The Godfather
0,1+1,2,1; 0,1,0,0; 0, 1perc; pno; accordion; 1 mandolin; str

Shostakovich, Jazz Suite No. 2
2* ,1,2,1; 3,3,3,1; timp+3*; hp; 2 alto sax, 2 tenor sax; 2 pnos (each doubling celeste); guitar. *NB Percussion extensive and includes: accordion, xylophone, vibraphone, including a big xylophone solo

Mascagni, Cavalleria Rusticana, Intermezzo
2,2,2,2; 2,0,0,0; hp; organ (optional – the wind parts double organ)

Johann Strauss I, Radetzky March
2+1,2,2,2; 4,2,3,1; 2perc; str